Monthly Archives: March 2018

Microsoft released a patch that appears to remove the IP addresses.

Microsoft released a patch that appears to remove the IP address from Windows Server 2008 R2 and 7 VM’s using the VMXNET3 Adapters.

Virtual machines with VMXNET3 adapters running the following Operating Systems:

Windows 2008 R2Windows 7

Patches potentially impacting:

KB4088875

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/4088875/windows-7-update-kb4088875

KB4088878

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/4088878/windows-7-update-kb4088878


External thread(s):

https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/84cw3n/kb4088875kb4088878_and_vmxnet3/

http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-7-monthly-rollup-update-kb4088875-causes-network-adapter-issues-520245.shtml

This is not a VMware issue, it’s something within the Microsoft patch.

Potential fix/workaround:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3125574/convenience-rollup-update-for-windows-7-sp1-and-windows-server-2008-r2




The System is running in low-graphics mode – VMware Workstation

Issue
 

During a reboot on Ubuntu 16.04.3, I got this error message.

 

The System is running in low-graphics mode
Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings

could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself.

 

This error message, was misleading since you do not have to configure these things yourself.

 

 

Fix
 

Step # 1

 

On the error message, click on the OK button.

 

Next, you will see a new dialog box:

 

What would you like to do?

1)      Try running with the default graphical mode

2)      Reconfigure graphics

3)      Troubleshoot the error

4)      Exit to console login

 

Do not do any of these options.

 

You need to perform this keyboard combination.

 

Ctrl + Alt + F1

 

Now, you will need to login:

When prompted for your password, enter it.

 

Step # 2

 

sudo apt-get update

 

Then, run this command

 

sudo apt-get upgrade

 

Lastly, you will need to reboot, then once the reboot has completed.

 

You should be good to go!